California Wine Regions
Browse Wineries

Napa Valley » Beaulieu Vineyards (BV)

« Back
Winery Search
Napa Valley Wineries
Paso Robles Wineries
Santa Barbara Wineries
Sonoma Wineries
San Luis Obispo Wineries
Mendocino Wineries
Monterey Wineries
Santa Clara Wineries
Santa Cruz Wineries
Sierra Foothills Wineries
Temecula Wineries
Lodi Wineries
Livermore Wineries
Lake County Wineries
Ventura & Malibu Wineries
San Joaquin Valley Wineries
San Diego Wineries
SF East Bay Wineries
CWA Poll
How many bottles in your cellar?
Sadly none
Less than 5
6 to 10
11 to 20
21 to 30
31 to 50
51 to 100
Over a 100 you lucky dog!
Food & Wine
How To Match
Pairing Cheese & Wine
Wine Shop
Napa Wine Bargains
Deals at Wine.com
Wine Stuff
Wine Glossary
Wine Grape Varieties
Taste For Free Maps
Ask the Winemaker
How To Technically Taste Wine
Father of California Wine
Taste The Stars
Seven Tips for Wine Events
Advisor Favorite Videos
Tasting Room Etiquette
Sulfites In Wine
How To Read A Wine Label
More Stuff
Wine Tasting Links Member Rating
Map Winery
Email Page to a Friend
Save to CWA Favorites
Add to Wine Tasting Itinerary
Write Your Own Winery Review



Beaulieu Vineyards (BV) Video Tour

Beaulieu Vineyards (BV)

1960 St. Helena Hwy
Rutherford, CA 94573
(707) 967-5200
visitingbv@bvwines.com

Tasting:   Open daily 10 to 5 pm
Tasting fee is $5 the reserve room is $25
10% case discount
Tours:
  Tours by Appointment
Price Range:   $15 to $25 per bottle
Established:   1900
VIP Tasting:   Yes

Beaulieu Vineyards (BV) Description

BV has been continuously producing wine longer than any other Napa Valley winery. It had a major impact on the industry by introducing small oak barrels for aging wine in the early 1900s. Today the winery produces several award-winning varieties from its wide holdings in the Rutherford, Napa Valley and Carneros viticulture areas. It also produces limited quantities of specialty wines such as Muscat and Sangiovese.

Founded in 1900 by Georges de Latour, BV is one of Napa Valley's most historic wineries. The French-born de Latour bought an old winery and created his beaulieu, which is French for “beautiful place.” The winery stayed open during Prohibition by making sacramental wines, while most others were forced to close.

The square stone tasting room, with its Spanish tile roof, is adjacent to the winery building and located behind a busy local restaurant. Once inside, the hospitality of the tasting room staff takes over as they pour many of their Appellation Series wines. Down the spiral staircase is a well-stocked gift store with many wine accessories and gifts.

For a more upscale experience, cross the parking lot to the newly renovated Reserve Room. Here warm woods, a rock wall and older vintages are featured. Look into the library area for a peek at some of the real old “monsters” from the past. Wines range in price from $15 to $25 for the Appellation Selections, and over $100 for some of the Reserve Selections. 

Beaulieu Vineyards (BV) Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Historic Features
Casual & Relaxed
Hip & Stylish
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Syrah
Italian
Gift Shop - Special
Tours Available
Private Tasting
Food Available
Tours - Regularly Scheduled
Write Your Own Winery Review

Beaulieu Vineyards (BV) Reviews

Staff Knowledge & Friendliness
Amenities, Comfort & Cleanliness
Value
Wine Quality
Overall Impressions
Popular winery
Ryan_S, San Luis Obispo
Very cool tasting room in Napa. This winery has been around for a long time. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly

Review Disclaimer

The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of Winery Advisor LLC.

Advanced Winery Search
CWA Members





Free Membership
Recent Newsletters

Wine Country
Sponsors
Sales Training
About CWA | Contact Us | Advertise with CWA | List Your Winery | Site Map | Privacy/Affiliate Policy | Promote Your Winery on CWA